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about domestic policy. one key topic here has been repairing the u.s. economy. each candidate seemed to disagree on how the government might help add jobs. the president seemed to call on more government initiatives while romney seeks less. the debate started about an hour ago and has 30 minutes less. we will have more in a live report from denver for you in just 12 minutes. >>> now to our continuing coverage of the oakland a's story. this afternoon the plot got even more improbable. on the final game of the regular season in front of a packed coliseum crowd, the a's quenched the american league west after never having once led the division all year. there was quite a celebration this afternoon. fred. >> absolutely, gasia. the second showering this week as a matter of fact. you know, june 30th, the oakland a's trailed texas by 13 games in the standing and since then they went on a 57 to 26 tear. this is the best record in major league baseball since june 30th and their mo is usually come back victories just like today. they trailed texas 5 to 1 in the fourth inning when the a's put t
on their plans for the economy, and even had a lengthy debate about keeping obamacare. >> reporter: while the first debate started with a friendly greeting, even a mention of the president's 20th wedding anniversary, mitt romney came out swinging on the economy. >> the president has a view very similar to the view he had when he ran four years ago. that a bigger government, spending more, taxing more, regulating more. >> are we going to double down on the policies that got us into this mess, or do we embrace a new economic patriotism. >> reporter: romney often looked directly at the president who instead addressed most of his responses to the audience, or the moderator. the debate remained sizzled, mitt romney went after the president for green energy, and high profile companies in the bay area. >> you put $90 billion, like 50 years worth of breaks, into solar and wind. i have a friend who say you don't just pick the winners and losers, you pick the losers. >> reporter: the president said his plan doesn't add up. >> i think math, common sense, and our history shows us that's not a recipe
it because it takes the attention off the debate and puts the attention on a recovering economy. >> questions raised by prominent romney backer ge executive jack welch put the challenger in a tough spot. >> if he agrees with it, where's the evidence? and if he disagrees with it, once of his principle supporters is problematic. >> set to release one more job's report four days before the november election. ktvu channel 2 news. >> more details now. the rate dropped from 8.1% because the number of people who got jobs soared. biggest monthly jump since 2003. 86,000 more jobs were added in july and august. >>> tonight at 10:30 what we found when we asked people about the economy and whether they've seen an improvement. >> on wall street the new jobs report did little to move the stock numbers. the debt crisis in europe or spain or greece are facing challenges continued to loom over investigators today. the dow was up 34 points. >>> filed plans for a $100 million initial public offering. the wireless network equipment maker has not said how many shares it plans to sell. the company's revenue nearly
stocks finished the day mixed. dow industrial lost 32 and uncertainties about health of the economy in spain. nasdaq gained 6. >>> jp morgan chase is facing a new lawsuit over the activities of right before the economic melt down. a federal mortgage tax force claims committed fraud. the allegation involved mortgage security deals that cost investors billions of dollars between 2005 and 2007. jp morgan bought bear sterns back in 2008. >> this case is underlining the essential principle of the working group which is that there's one set of rules for everyone, and we will not tolerate fraud. >> this is the first lawsuit filed by the task force set up by the obama administration to conduct during the financial crisis. jp morgan says it intends to fight the lawsuit. >>> chevron is appealing a decision ordering it to pay property taxes. chevron filed the appeal in contra costa. earlier the board rejected chevron's appeal of the 2009 property tax bill and ordered the company to pay $27 million in taxes. a chevron spokesman tells ktvu the company is in mediation over assessments going back
bank can help the economy recover. the minutes show that all the one numbers support the decision to move forward with another round of assets to stimulate the economy. also revealed that policymakers would consider further action if its unemployment rate does not improve. the nation's jobless rate has been stuck just above 8% all year. timber numbers are due out tomorrow. >>> figures out today show unemployment benefits rose by 4,000 last week. the labor department reported the number of americans seeking jobless benefits rose to 467,000 up to 363, 000 the previous week. the total report fell slightly to 5.1 million americans. that labor report helped provide on wall street. the dow industrial gained 8 points, nasdaq rose 14. >>> taxpayer group is suing the state. the howard jarvis taxpayer association sacramento. considers an illegal tax and is seeking a declaration about whether it is valid or that 800,000 rural property owners have been hit with the fee which raises money for fire prevention. the fee was passed last year. >>> long lines today as oakland a's fans seek play off
not be an excuse for the other side to try to talk down the economy. skwrufts just to try to score a few political points. >>> it sparked a rally on the market. it finished mixed though, nasdaq lost 13. >>> silicone valley network company filed to go public. they filed for a public offers worth $100 million. rukis builds wi-fi networks and competes with cisco systems, no word when they will debut or what shares might cost. >>> the pablo foods, highly controversial system to verify the immigration sat us of all new hires. homeland security is looking into the citizenship status of the company's employees after hearing reports of illegal immigrant workers. they called for a boycott but now says it will back off the issue and boycott because they refuse to sign a labor agreement. >>> concern for some bay area parents who learn their children are part of a sexting probe. >> reporter: there is always something extra involved when you are playing a rivally game. that is the case in our high school game of the week. i got a report, coming up. >>> a busy weekend rapidly approaching. coming up, forecast f
it to the economy. voters will have their chance to decide with two more presidential debates to follow this month. in san francisco, ken pritchett, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> and you can watch that debate live right here on ktvu channel 2 this wednesday. our coverage begins at 6:00 p.m. followed by a special edition of ktvu news. >>> a new analysis shows a record 23.7 million latinos will be eligible to vote in the upcoming election. that is more than 20% from 2008. the hispanic research says that the turn out is usually smaller than that of whites and african americans about 50%. that could be because eligible latino voters are younger and fewer younger people vote. >>> and it was a hot day today. the hottest day of the week for sure. and certainly the hottest day in the last month or so. today was 101 in santa rosa that was the hot spot. 100 in livermore. 90 in hayward. things are going to cool down but it's a slow cool down especially starting tomorrow. how do i know this? look at the temperatures outside. 72degrees right now in downtown san francisco. no fog in site. 76 in concord. almost 80 de
stimulus. in an address economic club in indiana, action is necessary because the economy isn't growing fast enough. >> bringing down long-term interest rates should support economic fwroet and employment by lowering the cost of borrowing to buy homes and cars or to finance investments. >> today's speech just comes weeks after the feds mortgage bonds to boost market reports congress not to interfere in the fed's discussions. >>> early but momentum stalled late in the day. dow industrial rose 77, nasdaq lost 2. >>> yahoo's new ceo can now add mother to list of accomplishments. she gave birth to a baby boy last night one week ahead of her due date. she accepted the job as yahoo's ceo. the company's spokesman says mayer will work from home before rushing to office in would your honor two weeks. >>> speck tack rar sight today in san francisco bay. a hump back whale swimming in the water near the golden gate bridge. the captain tells us it's one of three whales in the area today. the number of whale sightings this year in both san francisco and monterey bay. >>> environmentalists criticizing
someone who is good for the economy and good for my wallet." former pi sigma alpha president donna spencer is confident in president obama's plan. she thinks he is deserving of the second term in office and was excited to see the president defeat the opposition. donna "i'm here to watch the first presidential debate because i think its important that we're able to watch mr. obama wipe the floor with mr. romney. i think in terms of likability, which is what many people vote about, do we want to have this guy in our livingroom? i think there's no question that obama is the winner." many experts believe this debate was mitt romney's to win and he had to deliver in order to gain needed ground in the polls. others speculated that president obama would play it safe in order to not lose the lead in polls he had earned so far. the debate provided plenty of back and forth between the opponents. but overall the assessment was president obama didn't deliver on what could have been an opportunity to end governor romney's chances. melinda "this was romney's chance to really make his case. people are st
-class taxes and stimulate the economy." >>> meantime republican presidential candidate mitt romney campaigned today in florida. romney says the president's policies would "kill the american dream," and the way to ensure a brighter future is cut government spending. behind the scenes campaign workers worked towards the goal of contacting 2 million voters by phone in florida as well as other swing states. >> a republican congressman from georgia is making national headlines today. after comments he made about his religious beliefs were posted on a church website. >> evolution big bang theory, all of that is lies, straight from hell. >> representative paul broun made those comments at a baptist church in georgia. the church has since removed the video, but the bridge project, the political watchdog group reposted the video. broun is a medical doctor and said cites on the house committee of space and technology. he is running for re-election, unopposeed. >>> volunteers from the yes on proposition 30 campaign gathered this morning in front of mcclymonds high school. the measure is backed by gov
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